Legends of Localization Book 1: Legend of Zelda
Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda
Rarely

do I spend money on products like this (I just can’t seem to shake that frugal upbringing), but as a long-time Zelda fan, I knew as soon as I stumbled across Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda that my bank account was about to be $30 lighter, whether I liked it or not.

Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda offers a rare glimpse into the differences between not only the Japanese and English translations of The Legend of Zelda, but the differences between subsequent versions of the game, as well as interesting tidbits of Zelda trivia and lore.

Legends of Localization Book 1: Legend of Zelda

Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda

Adapted from his website into book form, author and professional translator Clyde Mandelin has compiled some of the most obscure, intriguing, and downright awesome Legend of Zelda insights into a very attractive hardcover package, complete with a glossed ‘obi’ style dust cover and bonus postcard.

This full-color, 208-page book is the perfect companion piece for any Zelda fan. My recommendation is to play through The Legend of Zelda with Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda at your side.

Read an excerpt from Clyde’s site below:

“After many years, I finally wrote a book about The Legend of Zelda’s localization! I rewrote almost everything in this online comparison from scratch, added a lot of new content, fixed many inaccuracies, did much more research, and included lots of insight about the localization process and the localization industry.

Although the book focuses on the original Zelda game, it also covers how many of these initial localization choices affected later games in the series, everything from Adventure of Link to A Link Between Worlds. I also made sure to make it accessible to readers who aren’t particularly familiar with the first game, so whether you’re a hardcore Zelda fan, a casual gamer, or even just an aspiring translator/localizer yourself, this book is for you!”

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Source: http://www.fangamer.com/products/legends-of-localization-zelda-book

Legends of Localization The Legend of Zelda

Source: http://www.fangamer.com/products/legends-of-localization-zelda-book